Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 29-93-9
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 19th century CE
Section African
Materials Ivory | Elephant Tusk
Technique Carved

Carved elephant tusk damaged by fire. Figure of fish-leg king,(two crocodiles issuing from crown of his head, bottom tier of carving has figure flanked by two figures in European costume, between which is an elephant's head, the trunk terminating in a hand holding a feather.

Height 142.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1927

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